Don Smith wrote: ↑Sun Nov 27, 2022 4:04 pm
It looks like someone did not order their parts from Roger.. Obviously referring to the photo above.
Babado wrote: ↑Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:16 pm
I'm sure glad I ordered all my parts from Roger!
Let’s not get the cart too far ahead of the horse here folks.
I do not know from whom the shop that did the pictured fuck-up ordered the parts.
It is possible that Roger provided the parts. But, it wouldn’t have been his fault. There’s context you don’t have.
The subject 928 is a ‘78. So the square toothed belt might, normally, be correct.
However, this ‘78 has a hybrid motor. It’s an ‘85 32v 5-liter short block with 4.7 heads and cams with a single distributor CIS system. In general it’s a curious mix of ‘78, ‘84, and ‘85 parts. Whoever built the engine 25 years ago knew, it seems, what they were doing. It’s the monkey that did a belt service 4 yeas ago that deserves your contempt.
The supplier of parts can only act on what they are told. What’s unforgivable is that the previous “tech” was so unfocused that they didn’t notice that they put a square-toothed belt on a round-toothed gear set. Also, unforgivable is a shop that would change only the belt and water pump without changing the rollers, bushings, pivot bolt, and rebuilding the tensioner.
All of these “oversights” are being corrected by me.
This ‘78 will be leaving with a correctly-done belt service and a whole bunch of ‘87 parts. That will be the subject of a new thread when I have time. Here’s a related picture.
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